EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: West Cumbria; Cumbria; North West
Location of affected unit(s): Sellafield


Sector: Utilities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Number Employed: 12000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-04-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 4000
Planned Job Reductions max: 4000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011

Additional Information

Decommissioning of the Sellafield nuclear plant has begun. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) officially assumed responsibility for the clean-up of the nuclear reprocessing complex on 1 April 2005. According to the NDA, the process could take up to 100 years, but heavy job losses are expected within 10 years. The current figure of 12,000 employees could be reduced to 4,000 by 2011, said the Amicus union.